John Tamihere said AT had gone rogue. Hayden Donnell says he was right.
NZ news is replete with articles on residents standing bravely in opposition to new housing developments. But what if the stories were told from another point of view?
Right now, our most fiery national debate is over whether New Zealanders were nice to the singer Amanda Palmer in a café.
Last night New Zealand witnessed one of the most exhilarating, confronting political stories to air on national television.
Heta Gardiner's questions offered a glimpse of a media world with different incentives, priorities and cultural values during the daily Covid-19 briefings.
For every nugget of gold printed by The Spinoff, there are several more nuggets of slightly less lustrous gold. Hayden Donnell lists some of his rejected story ideas.
In New Zealand, as overseas, authorities are dealing with two parallel crises: the Covid-19 virus and the maelstrom of misinformation surrounding it.
The National Party figure thought to have adopted a fake name and called up talkback is far from the first political figure to try this tactic.
Winston Peters took the stage to launch an unlikely bid to stay in parliament on Sunday. Hayden Donnell went along for a close encounter with the New Zealand First faithful.